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A straight section of an Olympic downhill ski course is 34 m long. It drops 16m in height. Determine the slope of this part of the course. Please show your work. a)-15/8 b-8/15

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  1. anonymous
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    \[Slope=rise/run\]

  2. anonymous
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    the answer is b.

  3. anonymous
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    B

  4. anonymous
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    yeah but can you show me how you figured it out

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    thank u

  6. anonymous
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    If the diagonal ski course is 34m long and the vertical length is 16m, then 16^2+30^2=34^2. Therefore, 30 meters for the horizontal. Rise over run meaning vertical over horizontal

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    so 16/30

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    yeah but why the negative on the multiple choice answers then?

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